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stories that continue to eat into the second half of the obama presidency. as harry truman said if you want a friend in washington, get a dog. president obama did so this week with the addition of sunny, another portuguese water dog, companion to bo and one of the few bright spots in the dog days of summer. joining me today, correspondent for "the guardian" anna marie cox and former director of speech writing for the president -- i can't get the words out, i'm so excited, columnist for the daily beast and co-founder of fenway strategies, jon favreau and "washington post" columnist and msnbc political columnist eugene robinson. joining us now is chuck todd who is also, of course, host of msnbc's "the daily rundown." before we get into the actual policy here, i want to talk about the sort of bird's-eye view as far as what the president is doing on this great middle class tour if you will. to me it seems like he's trying to build up as much political capital as possible before he gets back to washington. what do you think he's trying to do? >> i think he's trying to talk about what people
that it was revealed, the obama administration's nsa spy program is far more invasive than originally suspected. new polling data has emerged indicating this unprecedented invasion of privacy is taking a major toll on the president's popularity. >>> hi, everybody, i'm monica crowley in tonight for shaun. we'll have much more on the brand new approval numbers from karl rove. first, let's take a look at the explosive revelations at the white house. the national security agency's security network has the ability to spy on 75% of all u.s. internet traffic. in addition, quote, it retains the written consent of the e-mails sent between citizens within the u.s. and also filters domestic phone calls made with internet technology, but that's not all. according to newly declassified documents, the nsa was rebuked in 2011 by a secret court for collecting thousands of e-mails from americans. the agency admits those e-mails had absolutely no connection whatsoever to terrorism. here's why the story is so critically important. number one, nsa officials admitted to the journal that the systems' reach is so broad do
of their own medicine. president obama hit the road today with a message aimed at republicans he es had enough. >> we've seen a faction of republicans in congress that suggest that maybe america shouldn't pay its bills that have already been run up, that we should shut down government if they could shut down obama care. you know, that won't grow our economy, that won't cede jobs, that won't help our middle class. >>> he's right, we could afford it. what doesn't the gop understand? the law was passed, signed into law, upset by the supreme court, reaffirmed by the election. bron chanting. >> gentlemen, thank you for sharing your views. why would you oppose december it's going to. >>> the people have made it clear they're sick of the gop games and the president's going to make sure that republicans get that mijts. joinings me now, thank you for coming on do republicans think they can stop the law? ibilities i think this is definitely just a big show for their base, and particularly in this conversation about shutting down the government over defunding obamacare, you even have members of the repub
this a lame duck bus tour. it's not clear that president obama would be able to get sort of the bipartisan support for this type of proposal that he's hoping for. and craig, to put this in a broader context, this is really the president's goal to tee up the fall budget battles. the budget and also, of course, the debt ceiling which he'll be dealing with this fall. that's part of the larger goal. we expect the president to come out in a few minutes. craig? >> kristen welker traveling with the president in buffalo. we'll hear from president obama in just a few moments. meanwhile, i want to bring in steve cornaki. let's talk about -- not just the president's plan here, but the rising cost of college. the rising cost of tuition. you've been talking a little bit about what they are doing out in oregon. let's talk a little bit about that. for folks who weren't familiar with this plan, what is it? and could it be taken to scale? >> that's what they're trying to find out right now. the stage is very early. it's a pilot program that's been developed right now. the plan isn't fully in place. the ide
you for being with us. barack obama often mocks the foreign policy of president george w. bush. as president himself obama cannot escape his mounting foreign policy flies. and he and his administration and the american people are now bearing the embarrassing consequences. former egyptian president, president obama held for some from power more than two years ago. to the was ordered to be released from prison. he is to be released within 48 hours. his release is another slap in the face for mr. obama. follows the ouster of the muslim brotherhood from power and mr. obama's president of choice. the violence and deadly clashes between the military-run vernment and the muslim brotherhood and the protesters are now responding. continuing with violence in all likelihood this friday when supporters reportedly will conduct what they call a day of martyrs. and no relief for president obama in syria either. opposition forces climbing more than 1,000 civilians were killed in chemical gas attacks earlier today on the outskirts of damascus. the alleged attacks come exactly one year and one d
, if anything, that president obama is going to do, if anything, about the latest carnage, people are wondering why the ambassador skipped the u.n.'s security council meeting on syria. james rosen has spent the day at the state department trying to get answers. another warning here, this report also contains disturbing video. >> reporter: as the syrian regime assaulted rebel positions in the damascus suburb not far from where an alleged chemical weapons attack killed up to 1800 people on wednesday, the obama administration with held judgment on whether or not the chemical weapons were used. they still reserve opinion on whether or not they can use them. and the u.s. has directed the intelligence community to nail down the facts. >> that means gathering information from witnesses on the ground. it means intelligence-gathering. it means open source reporting and examining that. and obviously, we've taken a close look at that. it means scientific gathering. >> reporter: but republican senator john mccain says he is confidence that the administration has used chemical weapons begin. critics speak o
of louisiana republicans are pointing the finger at, wait for it, president obama. >>> and, 32 days, 18 accusers and one very pitiful fall from office. san diego mayor bob filner strikes a deal. "newsroom" is back after a break. ♪ ♪ he's a 20-year-straight, get to work on time ♪ ♪ ♪ he's loved one woman for all his life ♪ ♪ ♪ everybody knows he ain't just tough ♪ ♪ he's strong [ male announcer ] the all-new 2014 chevy silverado. strong for all the roads ahead. [ male announcer ] a family that vacations together, sunscreens together. find a hilton everywhere you want to go with rates as low as $109 per night. book now at hilton.com/getaway. . it is clear this morning that hannah anderson does not want to be seen as a victim. the teenager kidnapped by a family friend who murdered her mother and brother decided to go public on nbc's "today" show anderson said she's not a victim, she's a survivor and talked publicly about ethan and her mom for the very first time. >> he had a really big heart and she was strong hearted and very tough. she knew how to handle things. >> ha
part of obama care only subsidized it. didn't change it. just subsidized it. >> ari melber, the closer, gets tonight's last word. >>> cruising for a bruisen? let's play "hardball." ♪ >> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. tonight, invasion of the body snatchers. the soul of a major american political party is suddenly up for grabs. party of lincoln and the emancipation proclamation of theodore roosevelt and the american conservation movement. the party of ronald ration who signed the deal with -- that eliminates nuclear weapons could be going ballistic. ted cruz talks in brinksmanship terms about shutting down the american government. he speaks in cold war terms of not blinking when it happens. letting the government drop before him as he gazes on in cold contempt. he uses the tactics of joe mccarthy suggesting now defense secretary chuck hagel, a fellow republican, might be an agent of this country's enemies. iran and north korea. will the republicans fight back? will they refuse to let their party's soul be grabbed by this new hard right that harkens back to
increases even before there was such a thing as obama care. if you look at the specific fees cited by u.p.s. as a reason for dropping them they are a pittance compared to what the rise in health care has been. it raises the question to me just because the possibility, because they are saying it's because obama care, maybe it's an opportunity for the company to save some money and pin it on something controversial. >> we should consider that this sort of thing should have been anticipated and very easy to blame the companies but in fact the policy may be flawed. a lot of companies, large franchise companies saying that their franchisees will most likely once obama care kicks in reduce flows fewer hours because of the health care costs. you would think when they were planning -- when they were planning for this they would have anticipated these sorts of things. there's this poll in july that the "wall street journal" did, the commission showed 47% of the american people is against obama care at this point. support for obama care is down to 34%. then these stories come out. you get the sen
, president obama goes on the road with his proposal to make college more affordable. and wildfires burning out of control in ten western states including one threatening california's yosemite national park. ♪ >>> former egyptian president hosni mubarak's months in prison are over. just minutes ago, a helicopter flew him from cairo's prison and here is the report from cairo. >> released from the prison after hours of legal procedure, hosni mubarak is released. the destination is very short down the road, the medical facility. he will remain under house arrest under the terms of the state of emergency decree issued by the government. his ban on leaving the country has also been reimposed. meanwhile, the trial for deaths in 2011 resumes. >> the allegation is that he will be tried through n three different cases and that movement is not just a revolution but a military coup. >> those who opposed him for decades will also appear. charged with inciting the violence in recent months. they accuse the morsi government of not being aggressive enough in taking action against mubarak, saying he must
a year after president obama warned syria that using chemical weapons would cross a red line. there are signs that the regime just used chemical weapons again. but the obama administration has not made a decision on whether or not to pull aid. so what is the administration going to do now? and does it even matter anymore? charles krauthammer speaks about the american policy in the middle east. >> the only constant in all of this is obama as a candidate, as a senator, decided we should be out of these wars. we should be out of the middle east. he repeats it over and over again and pretends it is true. and that is the constant, we're not in iraq or syria, we're getting killed in libya. we're not doing anything. all the other actors are in play, the iranians, hezbollah, we are irrelevant. >> so that is one person's point of view. but it is not just democrats who wanted out of the wars or let's get out of the middle east. i mean, isn't this what a lot of people have said they wanted? >> sure, charles is brilliant but wrong. obama has not made us irrelevant in the middle east, he
obama. he's talking about making higher education more affordable. >>> dozens of wildfires are burning out of control in several states including one at yosemite national park. >> former egyptian president hosni mubarak's time in prison is now over. a helicopter flew from the prison to the hospital. when he was taken to the hospital he was put under house arrest. hosni mubarak may no longer be behind prison walls but his legal problems and those of his assessors are far from over. we have more from cairo. >> reporter: hosni mubarak is out of prison. he remains in custody at an undisclosed location. but mubarak's freedom is technical. the interim prime minister has evoked state of emergency to keep him under house arrest, and mubarak is expected to be back behind bars on sunday when his trial on charges of complicit in the deaths of the revolution resumes. >> he's now on trial for three different cases. it means that they will use it for marking that. it's not just the revolution, it is a military tear coup. >> reporter: on the same day in a different court leaders of the muslim brother
it came on the anniversary of president obama saying that, you know, chemical weapons use is a red line that should not be crossed. that seems to be a direct slap in the face to the president, doesn't it? >> well, my guess is the discussions going on now within the administration are not weather to -- whether to respond but how to respond if chemical weapons are used. our response last time was insufficient. i think that encouraged, made the assad regime think it could get away with using them again. our response this time should be clearer and unmistakable if you use chemical weapons you will suffer pain. therefore, don't use them again. the question is not, whether to use force. it's how much force to use so that the force has the intended effect and not, doesn't create unintended consequences. jon: the foreign minister of turkey is one of those who is saying it's time to get tough. he says, we call on the international community in this situation where the red line was crossed long ago to intervene as soon as possible. but the united states and really a lot of other nations haven't s
, repeat, decline in median income in the obama years. averaging income down even more, and there's more on that. two big-name employers cut health care coverage because of obamacare. do you remember that promise, you could keep the coverage you like, not happening. today, the president starts a bus tour, speaking to friendly college audiences. he'll push a free ride for college students, funded in part by taxpayers. that is the theme of the show today. the middle class, struggling big time and getting more of the same from the president. "varney & company" about to begin. ♪ make it happen with the all-new fidelity active trader pro. it's one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. get 200 free trades when you start using active trader pro today. >> 11:15 eastern this morning. mark that time. president obama will make his pitch to the middle class. his bus tour of college campuses in new york and pennsylvania will start today. here is the talking points. more of the same. tax and spend policies, but here is the reality. since the president took office, unemploy
classified information to wikileaks are now pressing president obama with to pardon him. manning was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison for leaking 700- thousand military and side diplomatic documents and some battlefield video. this is video and court sketches of his sentencing. manning's lawyer says he'll ask a military commander in washington to reduce the punishment. and plea to the white house to pardon manning or commute his sentence for time served. the obama administration has given up more of its surveillance secrets. and has admitted that it was ordered to stop collecting thousands of internet communications from ken connection to terrorism. the national security agency declassified three opinions has yesterday from a secret court that oversees government surveillance. one of the opinions from 20-11 shows the n-s-a was collecting more data than it was legally allowed to. hamas made mistakes in its data collection process because it couldn't separate information that was entirely domestic. closing arguments are set to begin today in the trial of an army psychiatri
really the growing strengths of al qaeda in syria. >> talking more about president obama's red line for syria being tested again after claims that the syrian government carried out this toxic gas attack. the sovereign regime has denied the allegations and mike joins us live from washington with more on this. it would be almost impossible to verify this, right, because they have heard these accusatio as a staging ground, you put military action in there and it could become even more chaotic. >> taking boots off the table, senator john mccain says air strikes are on option. what about that? >> limited air strikes, take away bashar's air superiority in attacks and it was two years ago that president obama called for the removal of bashar al assad and can john mccain with withering interests saying that the interest is at an all-time low. >>> two rockets fired north of the country landing in a border town. there is no report of any injuries and al jazz zero has confirmed the rocket were fired from lebanon. there are no claims for responsibility and right now there are no plans to retali
: that is a powerful group. >> 40% of our economy, john. now, look at jeff bezos' rag from this morning. obama pushes internet proposal. (snoring) factual, boring. but my readers with the same story will have their choice of three personalized headlines. first, obama empowers proceed lee tear yat with wi-fi. or black hitler wastes tax payer money... again. or obama can have internet? >> john: i have to jump in here, i don't know. look, i am no expert in business. >> as your shabby screams to my terrified eyes. >> john: but won't printing's three editions of paper triple your costs. >> yes, john, but i'll make up for it by double-tripling my advertising. >> john: how is that possible, hodgman? newspaper advertising has fallen 50% in the last decade. >> my newspaper is going to take a cue from cutting edge technology such as radio and reality television by using product placement. now let's see how scoop bezos reports the international news. russian president putin today affirmed his support for the syrian government. nice word bezos. you just missed a huge revenue stream. russian president putin today
something in life. >> well, it's not just school safety and gun legislation. the obama administration today saying it's deeply concerned about chemical weapon attacks in syria. now the pictures we're about to show you are very disturbing. they show what could be the worst chemical weapons attack since the late 1980s. hundreds of civilians were reported dead and now 35 nations are calling for a u.n. investigation. yes, many of those who were killed were just babies. all of this renewing calls for president obama to do more. i want to bring in the national journalist chris fraigts. good morning. >> good morning. >> you have the president kicking off this two-day bus tour. he wants to focus on college affordability, but there's so much going on. you do have to wonder if anybody's going to hear that message. >> well, that's right, chris. and the president is desperately trying to get his mojo back with his agenda here. as you point out, in the last month, the events that have unfolded have been completely out of control. whether it's chemical weapons in syria, whether it's a situation in egypt.
. ed henry at the white house with an obama administration foreign policy in turmoil. we begin with leland vittert with the latest from egypt and syria. hello. >> reporter: there are claims about the chemical weapons attacks, it is too dangerous for journalists to be inside syria. the rebels claim upwards of 1,000 people died in the attacks. some video they provided as proof we can show you, although it is graphic, some of it. room after room, the bodies of children lay still. if unblurred, you would see their faces look like they're sleeping. they are not, says this doctor. i tried to treat 50 kids, he said. they all died. streets turned into morgues. this sheet covering this little girl's body reads unknown number 27. witnesses say injured began to arrive at hospitals shortly after 4:00 a.m. with classic symptoms of nerve gas, foaming at the mouth, shaking limbs and dilated pupils. we ran out of atropine, says the doctor. we had to choose. daylight showed those they couldn't save and those wrapped for burial, it is impossible to count the victims. no sooner has video surfaced
that. >>> we've heard threats from companies that obama care will cause them to cut benefits and workers hours. now one major company has moved beyond idle threats. u.p.s. says it will not provide health care to 15,000 spouses. why? the company blames obama care for its decision. >>> if you don't believe in miracles we might have a story that might make you believe now. man declared dead for 45 minutes suddenly springs back to life. know this is kind of corny, he's going to join us live, we really mean live, this morning. we'll talk to him about that experience. >> live means a lot more for that man. >>> first let's get to the absolutely amazing and heartpounding 911 call capturing every critical moment of a horrifying school shooting. you're about to hear an amazingly composed bookkeeper trying to calm a 20-year-old man with an ak-47 on tuesday and and go shooting at police. her cool under pressure remarkable. how she finally convinces him to surrender will astound you. martin savidge is live in decatur, georgia, on this. she is amazing. martin? >> reporter: she absolutely i
obama. reports estimating hundreds of billions already stolen in intellectual property at a national infrastructure at risk. officials still say they're developinging the cause of this glitch. we can't say who or what is responsible. still, one security expert says, while an interruption of trading is not a devastating blow, it certainly would give credence to the argument that we are under attack and the government has to be more pro-active. the push for cyberregulation, critical infrastructure will get much stronger in congress and the white house. all that depends on whether this was a simple technical error or deliberate act. the securities and exchange commission said it held a conference call with stock market officials soon after the nasdaq outage began and continued as nasdaq tried to work out the problem. an fbi spokesperson for the new york field office tells fbn they are aware of the issue and the nasdaq but have no further comment. treasury secretary jack lue is the chair of the financial stability oversight counsel, the dodd frank regulatory overhaul created the fsoc. lo
with cancer and converts to become an obama care believer. he will be here with his story. also tonight all that fear mongering by the national rifle association about a vast gun registry when all of the information about gun owners is collected and stored in a secret database. turns out that wasn't so crazy after all. we found out there is one, and we'll tell you the surprising answer to who set it up. that is coming up. >>> plus, the apartment building plan for new york city that has separate entrance, one for rich residents and one in the affordable housing units. pretty stark example of the fracturing of america along lines of class. my guest tonight thinks it's a great idea. stay tuned for that. but we begin with incredible, shocking enthuse out of syria. a possible chemical weapons massacre with the government of president bashar al assad with casualties from 100 to more than 1,it 200. the latter figure if confirmed would amount to one of the greatest war crimes of the past several decades. nbc news cannot verify the authenticity of the amateur video we are about to show you. it purpo
in her assessment that syria had already crossed that red line and that the obama administration has responded until a few moments later when she offered up this blatant contradiction. >> we still believe that they don'tthave the capability to use chemical weapons. that has not changed. again, we're looking into the facts on the ground. there is no reason if there is nothing to hide for the regime not to let the investigative team and. lou: what is going on? the state department does not seem to know either way. thankfully president obama announced after that he has directed intelligence agencies to find out what is happened again. administration sources on the president's confirmed his directive to the intelligence community to investigate claims. the president making stops today at the state university of buffalo and in a high-school in syracuse. both and upstate new york. what his administration has billed as a fun and informative college bus tour, highlighting his new plan to tie federal student aid to federal assessments of college performance, trying to tie it all into yet anot
, investigating an atrocity, president obama orders u.s. intelligence services to gather details about an alleged chemical weapons attack in syria. >>> robert bales says he is sorry. >>> the justice department moves to sue texas, saying it discriminates against minority voters. >>> the wildfire burning near yosemite national park has more than tripled in the last day, and the work to put it out is just getting started. ♪ >> there has been international outrage over yesterday's chemical weapons attack in syria. hundreds of residents were killed, victims, they say, of toxic nerve gas. and some first responders in syria died after treating victims. the aledged attack happened in a suburb of damascus. president obama has directed the intelligence community to gather information about the use of chemical weapons in syria. we want to warn you, some of the video we are about to show you is graphic, and we have selected images we thought were appropriate to air. >> reporter: a day after hundreds of syrians including women and children were killed or injured, a search among the dead for missing relative
closely. thank you. president obama says that college is unaffordable for too many americans and he is proposing a way to help out. it is a total re haul of how colleges get federal aid. >> the fact is we have been spending more money on prisons, less money on college. >> how he plans to tie federal aid to college performance up next. i have low testosterone. there, i said it. see, i knew testosterone could affect sex drive, but not energy or even my mood. that's when i talked with my doctor. he gave me some blood tests... showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% testosterone gel. the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy increases testosterone when used daily. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or signs in a woman, which may include changes in body hair or a large increase in acne, possibly due to accidental exposure. men with breast cancer or who have or might have prost
a while and no justice was done. if you get your information 23r9 wrong source, you blame president obama for the response to hurricane katrina. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. i see you into here tomorrow night for a special two-hour edition of "politics nation." i'll be live from the lincoln memorial for a look back. but first "hardball" starts right now. >>> good evening. colin powell versus reince priebus, who are you going to call? let's play "hardball." i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. colin powell, perhaps the most respected republicans in country, says his party is sending a message to african-americans by pushing measures making it harder to vote, it's saying that it -- the it wants to punish -- this puts colin powell, the hero of the gulf war in a battle with rnc chair reince priebus, who has presided over the multistate effort to close down voting days and set higher requirements for voting in this country. who are you going to call? the general who wants americans -- all americans to vote and participate in this country's government? or t
bradley manning has said in a written letter to president obama as he asks for a pardon. he was sentenced yesterday to 35 years. will be dishonorably discharged for leaking thousands of documents to the west side wikileaks. his defense team will ask the president for a pardon laincome week. manning will be up for parole in 7 years. >> beau biden will be held in delaware after released from a cancer center in houston. beau bited ten says his father is in great sha-- biden says hea history of health problems. three years ago he suffered a stroke. earlier this month emergency vehicles were dispatched to a home again mentioned stroke. >> so young to be going through all of that. >> extreme weather alert to tell you about. an out of control wildfire at yosemite national park. so far scorched more than 75 square miles and is 5 percent contained at this hour. that fire has shut down a main highway. officials say the park remains open. this as the u.s. forest service says they are running out of money to fight the 51 major blazes burning through the west. a billion dollars has been spent so far a
in with our political panel in the green room. hey, guys, senator tom coburn said that president obama is getting perilously close to the standard for impeachment? is there anything you want to warn me about? >> no, but it's been said keep your friends close and enemies closer. >> stick around for "the lead" coming up. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any other place in the world. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's largest energy investor. our commitment has never been stronger. humans. even when we cross our "ts" and dot our "i's", we still run into problems. that's why liberty mutual insurance offers accident forgiveness with our auto policies. if you qualify, your rates won't go up due to your first accident. because making mistakes is only human, and so are we. we also offer new car replacement, so if you total your new car, we'll give you the money for a new one. call liberty mutual insurance at... and ask us all about our auto features, like guaranteed repairs, where if you get into an ac
obama continuing its push to spread the wealth calling once again for college to be affordable to all. is there really a problem with those in the corner office is making more than the little guy? the sec says yes, and of your reactions. or watching out for you tonight on "the willis report". ♪ dennis: that flash freeze is our top story. it was a glitch that ground the nasdaq to a halt. a flash freeze paralyzing thousands of securities at around 12:40 p.m. eastern time today. full trading resumed after 3:00 p.m. the recent string of technical errors rocking the markets is calling into question the computers that run in these markets. joining me now, and shapiro live outside the nasdaq. rob morgan, chief investment strategist at fulcrum securities founder and ceo of dark pool. and director of institutional sales and trading. and adam shapiro, you''e the guy in the know on the scene. it felt like the nasdaq all the law was not telling us anywhere near enough even in the look and as directed now. >> the nasdaq putting on an official statement about the flesh trees matured as an answer
. president obama on his way to upstate new york this morning to start a two day bus tour. he will be in new york and northeastern pennsylvania. he is talking about education. some of the news coming out of this event says that the president is going to propose a new system for rating colleges. there is a reaction coming in negatively from academia. the speech will happen at 11:00 -buffalo.ime at suny it will be on our companion network c-span 2. education will be the topic of today's town hall meeting peter and we will look at the status of primary education. that is at 7:30 p.m. eastern tonight. here is a brief look at our .rogramming >> 237 years after our finding -- after our founding, we have a fork in the road. we have educational freedom in the form of school choice. on the other side, we have the greatest push from washington in common core stations -- standards. milton friedman was the father of the school choice movement. the school choice movement was under the idea that educational opportunity, giving parents the ability to move their children out of the zip code confined areas w
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